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Corrupted performance counters prevent precise troubleshooting of SolarWinds NetFlow Service or NTA Flow Storage Service.
Performance counters have been corrupted (initialized as read-only).
To verify the cause of the issue:
ERROR SolarWinds.Orion.NetFlow.Service.Program - NetFlowService will be abnormally terminated - Unhandled exception. System.InvalidOperationException: The requested Performance Counter is not a custom counter, it has to be initialized as ReadOnly. at System.Diagnostics.PerformanceCounter.InitializeImpl() at System.Diagnostics.PerformanceCounter..ctor(String categoryName, String counterName, String instanceName, Boolean readOnly) at System.Diagnostics.PerformanceCounter..ctor(String categoryName, String counterName, Boolean readOnly) at FastbitCLR.PerfCounterSampling.Initialize() at SolarWinds.Netflow.FastBit.Server.Core.FastBitEmbeddedConnection.StartSamplingPerformanceCounters() at SolarWinds.Netflow.FastBit.Server.Api.NTAFastBitServerPlugin.InitializeFastBitDatabase() at SolarWinds.Netflow.FastBit.Server.Api.NTAFastBitServerPlugin.Start() at SolarWinds.Netflow.Processing.AppContext.b__a() at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state, Boolean ignoreSyncCtx) at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state) at System.Threading.ThreadHelper.ThreadStart()
Open Windows Performance Monitor (for example by entering perfmon into the Command Prompt) and navigate to Performance Monitor. In cas of performance counters, an error message displays, such as: "MMC cannot initialize the snap-in performance monitor".
You need to reset performance counters. To do so: